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PASSPORTS FOR HORSES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 680: tabled on 06 February 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that the Government is pressing ahead with its plans for compulsory passports for all horses, ponies, donkeys, mules, zebra and other equidae even though this will add to the cost and bureaucracy of owning a horse, without improving animal welfare; notes that passports, including vets fees, would cost up to ú100 and that owners without passports will be liable to fines of ú5,000 or six months in prison; further notes that passports are only necessary because of continental european concerns about equine drugs entering the human food chain and despairs that the Government failed to oppose the EU decision and then gold plated it; further notes that the consultation process carried out by the Government was flawed and that many owners of the UK's 850,000 horses are unaware of the Government's draconian plans; and calls on the Government to introduce a voluntary scheme where only horses destined for the human food chain require passports or, better still seek a derogation from the EU decision on the basis that very few British horses enter the human food chain and that the British do not eat horsemeat.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Burnett, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2003
Torridge and West Devon
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2003
Orkney and Shetland
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2003
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2003
Ribble Valley
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2003
Rayleigh
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 17 March 2003
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 26 February 2003
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2003
North Wiltshire
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2003
Runnymede and Weybridge
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 February 2003
Portsmouth South
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 2003
North East Hertfordshire
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 7 April 2003
Orpington
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2003
Basingstoke
Johnson, Mr Boris
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2003
Henley
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2003
Epping Forest
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2003
South Cambridgeshire
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 2003
New Forest East
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2003
Hitchin and Harpenden
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 February 2003
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2003
Mid Worcestershire
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 11 February 2003
Bracknell
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2003
Penrith and The Border
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2003
Vale of York
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2003
Newark
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2003
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2003
Eddisbury
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2003
Forest of Dean
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2003
Tatton
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2003
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2003
South West Bedfordshire
Simmonds, Mark
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2003
Boston and Skegness
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2003
Mid Sussex
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2003
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2003
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2003
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 6 February 2003
New Forest West
Swire, Mr Hugo
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2003
East Devon
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 14 April 2003
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2003
Leominster
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2003
Ruislip - Northwood
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2003
Macclesfield
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2003
North Tayside
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2003
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.